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More than the Score

October 24, 2006

Jena Mannick
South Hagerstown
Girls Soccer
Senior

How difficult is it for you to balance athletics with your academic requirements?

"I manage, but it can get tough since I take classes at South and Hagerstown Community College."

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

"Both of my parents, but my dad has influenced me the most with soccer."

How much time do you invest in practicing on your own?

"I play on a club team on the weekends, and in the offseason I play in a summer league."

Who is the best athlete you have competed against?

"The best athletes that I compete against play in my indoor soccer league. The league is U-21 and a lot of our opponents are former college players."

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What is your proudest moment, on or off the field?

"Just winning a couple of games this season. It felt good just to win."

What is your favorite Web site?

"Myspace.com"

Who is your favorite ESPN personality?

"If I watched, I could tell you."

Do you have any pregame rituals?

"I eat a banana and drink two orange Gatorades."

What are your career aspirations?

"To go into the health car profession, and study either Radiology or Speech Pathology."

What other extracurricular activities are you involved in?

"Best Buddies, International Club, Homecoming and Prom committees and lacrosse."

More Than The Score focuses on Tri-State high school athletes every Monday through Friday. If you are a high school varsity athlete in the Tri-State area and would like to be featured in More Than The Score, e-mail us at sports@herald-mail.com.

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